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Lean on Me

Author(s): Serge Joncour

Location(s): Paris

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Contemporary



When a flock of crows invades their apartment block, Parisian neighbours Aurore and Ludovic speak for the first time. Outwardly the fashion designer and debt collector share little in common, but they both lead isolated lives, she in a loveless marriage, he recently widowed and new to Paris. There is an immediate spark between them, and when Aurore is threatened by her business partner it is Ludovic she turns to for help. As events begin to spiral out of control, they begin a passionate affair…


Winner of the prestigious Prix Interallié, Lean on Me is both a touching love story, an insightful look at the alienating effect of contemporary urban life.

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Author: Tina Hartas

4.5*   It is delightful that this novel, in translation, is now available in English. It is an unassuming storyline with a peppy heart that is well observed, charming and takes a wry look...

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